Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Current Affairs

Karachi Internet suspended as cable operators protest against K-electric

Telecom & Cable operators suspended the services in city in order to lodge protest against K-Electric

TikTok in Pakistan Banned Again Over ‘Immoral Content’

Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan said that the ban not be removed till objectionable content is removed. The PTA DG told the court that he contacted authorities to get objectionable content removed but he didn’t receive any response. Justice Khan remarked that the app should remain blocked till authorities respond.

Coronavirus cases expected to peak in end July-August in Pakistan, says PM IK

More 4646 Covid-19 cases reported in a day. Death Toll reaches the highest one with more than 100 deaths in a day. Only 663 people recovered. Testing has increased to 24620 with positive ratio of 18.87%. 58 people died in Punjab, 29 in Sindh, 12 in KPK, 4 in Balochistan and 1 each in AJK and GB.

Supreme Court orders Gas companies to pay GIDC Tax

SCP has rejected the appeals of gas companies in the gas infrastructure development case and ordered them to pay GIDC tax

Pakistan, IMF inching towards stalled programme

Pakistan and the IMF are inching towards formal revival of the stalled Fund programme, as the government has decided to hike power tariff by 25-30 percent and to abolish up to Rs200 billion corporate sector income tax exemptions.

Pakistan under utilizes Saudi oil facility

Pakistan could utilise less than $900 million worth of Saudi oil and gas credit facility on deferred payments in this fiscal year against the sanctioned annual limit of $3.2 billion.